Toad lilies are known for their very unique flowers. Flowers are pale lilac with dark
purple spots that appear on upright arching stems late summer to early fall when many
other plants are beginning to wind down. Though flowers are quite unique, they are
small so place toad lily in a spot where the flowers can be appreciated up close.
The plant grows 2’ to 3’ high and about 2’ wide with bright green leaves. They are
excellent for the woodland garden as understory plants where they will be protected
by shade. Toad lily is easy to grow, resistant to deer, somewhat drought tolerant,
but grow best in moist soils and will even tolerate wet conditions. Several cultivars
with varying flower colors are available.
Exposure: Shade, partial shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4-8